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News: Grand Theft Auto V Scores the Big Haul at Japan's PlayStation Awards

Grand Theft Auto V Scores the Big Haul at Japan's PlayStation Awards

Everyone else was robbed

You may not be aware of it, but Sony holds a ceremony in Japan every year to celebrate the best selling PlayStation games of the past twelve months. The event offers industry bigwigs an opportunity to glug some champagne and take home a pretty prize – and it’s the folks at Rockstar Games that nabbed the Platinum...

News: Hohokum Slithers Away from PS4's Japanese Launch

Hohokum Slithers Away from PS4's Japanese Launch

No laughing matter

Originally intended for release alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan, Honeyslug’s intriguing zen-‘em-up Hohokum now has a vague “sometime in 2014” release window attached to it. The title had been set to slide onto the next generation console on 22nd February in the East, but it will now take it easy until later in the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

Japanese Sales Charts: God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

Tuned in

You may be forgiven for thinking that the PlayStation 4 was the only new gaming hardware launch last week – but you’d be wrong. While our friends in Japan are forced to wait until February to get their hands on the next generation console, they at least have a new toy to fill the time in the form of the PS Vita TV. The diminutive...

News: Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Replay puny peripheral's minigames

It’s always nice to know that Sony has its priorities in the right place. The struggling PlayStation Vita may be the most powerful portable platform on the market, but the manufacturer has opted to invest resources into a PocketStation application, allowing you to play a handful of the under supported PSone...

News: Sony Liberates Freedom Wars Footage on 21st November

Sony Liberates Freedom Wars Footage on 21st November

Good behaviour

Crikey, all of the components are in place for a killer month of PlayStation, aren’t they? Not only is Sony’s next generation console set to deploy in North America and Europe this month, but the firm’s also readying the launch of the promising PS Vita TV in Japan, teasing something to do with its

Weirdness: Criminal Girls Invitation Scores Strangely Saucy Trailer

Criminal Girls Invitation Scores Strangely Saucy Trailer

Not safe for work

Who needs Monster Hunter-esque titles when you can have Criminal Girls Invitation instead? The enhanced PlayStation Vita port of Imagepoch's popular PlayStation Portable hit sees you guiding a group of scantily clad prison birds through a tower in order to be reincarcerated. Unsurprisingly, the illicit ladies are not always keen...

Weirdness: There Are Ecstatic Rabbit Statues in This PS Vita Commercial

There Are Ecstatic Rabbit Statues in This PS Vita Commercial

The hares and the handheld

We never, ever tire of Japanese commercials. Last year, Sony opted to promote the crystal white iteration of the PlayStation Vita by releasing a video of local celebrity Shigeru Matsuzaki singing about it – and now it’s followed up with a spot showing statues playing games such as Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, God Eater...

News: PS Vita May Not Have Monster Hunter, but Sony Wants to Sell Japan on Similar Games

PS Vita May Not Have Monster Hunter, but Sony Wants to Sell Japan on Similar Games

Giant killers

Ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release, Sony has been trying to belittle the fact that Monster Hunter has switched sides to the Nintendo 3DS. While the mega-franchise made a name for itself on the PlayStation Portable, the Japanese giant has failed to secure an entry in the Capcom published series for its latest handheld so far,...

TGS 2013: Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV

Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV

Sending the right signals

The recently announced PS Vita TV may be a bit of an unusual gizmo, but it’s quickly becoming a desirable product for PlayStation fans. The miniscule machine includes the full PlayStation Vita operating system, but outputs to a television, allowing you to watch movies, enjoy select portable games on your plasma screen,...

Live: Watch PlayStation's Tokyo Game Show 2013 Keynote Here

Watch PlayStation's Tokyo Game Show 2013 Keynote Here

A whole new world

A new day has dawned, so it only seems natural for there to be a PlayStation press conference right around the corner. The latest keynote on the company's impromptu schedule revolves around the firm's next generation console, with top Sony brass expected to delve a little deeper into the world created by PlayStation 4. It's not...